Branch Rickey S20 (FULL) Topic

Branch Rickey  is one of the most competitive worlds. We had only one team win 100 games in S19 and only one team loss 100 games. In season 18 no team lost 100 games.

Our major private league rule is the cap on the $20 million prospect budget. We don't allow teams to transfer $20, $30, or $40 million and take the 50% hit, so they can sign a IFA. What are some of the benefits of the rule?
  • Teams sign more Free Agents making the world more competitive. 
  • Teams spend a little more on scouting. This enhances the quantity & quality of vision for IFA's and Draft picks.
  • Teams have more cash on hand to make that trade during the season if they need to take on a big contract for the playoff push.

We currently have 5 teams available. Jackson Phantoms 80-82 Drafts 15th  (AL SOUTH)  Charleston Chews 91-71 "Claimed"  (AL EAST)  Toledo Mud Hens 87-75  "Owner Returned"  Santa Fe Mustang$ 76-86  "Claimed" (NL SOUTH)   Baltimore Epileptics 71-91 "Claimed" (NL EAST)   Rochester Rockets 78-84 "Claimed" (AL NORTH)

UPDATE: The Jackson Phantoms 80-82 is an older team. This team needs a person willing to take on a rebuild. 

Fortunately there are a few pieces to the puzzle waiting to promote in AAA & AA. Ahmed Rolls Bobby Ray Snider Brady Lillibridge Matty Donnels J.J. Bell Francisco Batista

Thanks for your consideration,
1/31/2014 10:18 PM (edited)

Great world. Fascinating strategy. I hear that 100 win team is really something!

1/26/2014 1:11 PM
theres no crying in baseball
1/27/2014 7:35 AM
I have already had someone come forward for the Charleston team. Once they're in we'll be down to 4.

Looks like the owner of Toledo has decided to return. Down to 3?

1/27/2014 12:18 PM (edited)
that scouting report is a beauty. if im joining a new league, it would be yours.
1/27/2014 10:54 AM
It was a low budget scouting operation. A bottle of Jack and 12 pack of beer.
1/27/2014 12:15 PM
Just do it dont let all that intel go to waste.
1/28/2014 12:25 PM
welcome GNP to Branch Rickey

Welcome nyaggie to Branch Rickey

Welcome back to Branch Rickey knine & gary28mohr

1/31/2014 10:21 PM (edited)
solid league, first time owner on the worst team in the league from the season before. Made 2nd round of playoffs... very easy to turn around a team in this league!
1/28/2014 8:01 PM
only 3 teams left
1/29/2014 4:06 AM
the guys are so funny, i love this league
1/29/2014 11:11 PM
And then there were none... FILLED IN ONE WEEK!!
2/1/2014 5:17 PM (edited)
Branch Rickey S20 (FULL) Topic

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